"Advanced cyber actor" took advantage of vulnerability allowing malware to penetrate phones using the app's voice calling function @ WhatsApp Messenger

In May 2019, the company warned its users that a vulnerability in its service could have left its 1.5 billion users exposed to hackers. Attackers placed malicious code on users' devices simply by making a call. The malware spread to 1,400 mobile phone...

Data breach involving third-party analytics vendor exposes customer data @ Circle Internet Services, Inc.

In August 2019, the company informed its customers that some of their information may have been exposed through a third-party analytics vendor warning them to review their repo and branch names. Customer email addresses were exposed. Other potenti...

Ransomware forces 3 hospitals to turn away all but the most critical patients @ DCH Health System and 4 more...

In October 2019, the healthcare provider was forced to turn away all but the most critical patients from its three hospitals in response to its computer network being rendered unusable by a ransomware attack. The Alabama-based company confirmed it ...

Unauthorized access of internal systems results in data breach @ Flipboard, Inc.

In April 2019, the content aggregation app announced it had discovered unauthorized access to databases containing user information. Those databases contained names, usernames, email addresses and cryptographically-protected passwords. It is not know...

Houston-based seafood and steak chain suffers data breach @ Truluck's Restaurant Group, Ltd and Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House

In February 2019, the restaurant company disclosed that an unauthorized actor had inserted malware onto the point of sale systems at eight of their restaurants capturing customer's payment card information used for purchases (credit or debit card numb...

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